Funded opportunities for Removing Barriers have now ended. AUSTSWIM would like to thank all those involved.


Did you know that 1 in 6 Australians are currently living with a disability or medical condition of some type?

There are few environments that offer the chance for participation, regardless of physical and mental ability, in the same way the aquatic environment does. Aquatic recreation is something that most Australians take for granted. Unfortunately, not all Australians have the same opportunities to benefit from the water.

AUSTSWIM, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government - Department of Social Services, is building the capacity of the aquatic industry and the community so that everyone can take advantage of the benefits of the water. 

The ‘Removing Barriers’ program is designed to help those who are most vulnerable in our community and gives them the opportunity to access safer, supervised aquatic activities.

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